The industrial welding gas supplier reported that first quarter sales increased by 3 percent over the prior year, to $1.31 billion, and they anticipate long-term growth in U.S. manufacturing.
Estimates reveal that up to one-third of global acetylene retail sales are collected and transported in unventilated vehicles that could build up flammable acetylene in the event of a leak. Many vehicles are also not fitted with appropriate restraints to prevent cylinders from toppling over and knocking open handwheel valves.
Damion Angell is now responsible for spearheading new markets in Europe, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, the Middle East, and North Africa by taking charge of product development, marketing and account service to develop business globally.
Since the beginning of its fiscal year, Airgas has acquired 11 businesses with aggregate annual revenues of nearly $82 million.
Partner-level status is Deere & Company's highest supplier rating.